If your pet is very unwell, they are often best seen at a veterinary clinic as there will be more facilities for investigations and more medications kept in stock for immediate use. However many minor ailments can be dealt with at home. Visit our contacts page for details about how to book an appointment
Ailments which may be able to be treated at home
- Vomiting and/or diarrhoea with no loss of appetite and otherwise bright and happy
- Skin irritations
- Ear infections
- Incontinence or excessive urination if your pet is otherwise well
- Eye problems if the eye is comfortable
A standard initial visit to an unwell animal will cost £70 which will include a treatment plan for one condition and written prescriptions for any medication required. I carry some commonly-used medication in stock. Other medication can then be obtained from a bricks-and-mortar veterinary practice, or (usually cheaper) from an online pharmacy. Additional treatment plans will cost £6. Certain illnesses will require some tests to be done, for example:
- Initial ear/skin workup £25
- Initial urinary workup £30
- Initial eye examination £10 (£40 if including tonometry)
- Lump investigation from £80.20
A follow-up examination within 1 month will cost £50 excluding any medication or workup.
Ailments which require a veterinary clinic visit
If your pet has any of the following signs, they will need to be seen at a veterinary clinic as soon as possible. Visit our emergency page for details of our recommended clinic.
- Ingestion of toxic substance (e.g. chocolate, rat/mouse poison, raisins, human medications)
- Recurrent seizures or a single seizure lasting more than 3-5 minutes
- Severe, profuse bleeding – pressure should be applied to any wound for 2 minutes. The wound should then be covered with a dressing if possible and the animal taken to your veterinary surgery immediately.
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe trauma
- Severe bloody diarrhoea
- Severe vomiting
- Sudden onset bloating of abdomen
- Paralysis of limbs